Gracie seeks to exact revenge for legendary 90-minute bout seven years ago; Full card features MMA favorites and crossover curiosities
Los Angeles, May 8, 2007 MMA legends Royce Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba, who fought an exhausting 90-minute battle seven years ago, will meet once again, this time as the co-main event at Softbank presents Dynamite!! USA in association with ProElite in the Los Angeles Coliseum on June 2 (live SHOWTIME® PPV, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
FEG (Fighting Entertainment Group), ProElite and Showtime will announce "Softbank presents DYNAMITE!! USA in association with ProElite," a major pay-per-view event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with some of the world's best mixed martial arts fighters, including 7-foot-2 South Korean Hong Man Choi, mixed martial arts legend Royce Gracie, former pro wrestler Brock Lesnar and former USC Trojan and Detroit Lion football star Johnnie Morton.
TOKYO, February 5, 2007 -- Appearing in his K-1 debut, Murat Direkci needed just 87 seconds to defeat former World Max Champion Albert Kraus in a Superfight; while Yoshihiro Sato defended his Tournament Championship Belt at the K-1 World Max 2007 Japan. Held at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo's seaside district of Odaiba, the event kicked off the '07 World Max season with an abundance of thrilling bouts and a couple of stunning upsets.
Unveiled today was a reality television concept aimed at discovering and developing fighters in this country. The program will take the form of an ongoing competition between two teams -- one coached by Ernesto Hoost, the second by Mike Bernardo. Tanikawa said he hoped young Japanese fighters would flourish under the tutelage of these K-1 veterans. Viewers will follow their progress on the weekly Fuji TV fightsport program "SRS" (Special Ringside).
TOKYO, January 25 -- K-1 announced today it will launch its World Grand Prix 2007 season with an All-Star event in Yokohama. The fightsport organization also outlined plans to create a new weight class, as well as a program to kickstart the development of young Japanese fighters.
MMA News Written by Monte Dipietro Photo's courtesy of FEG
Sunday, 13 August 2006
LAS VEGAS, August 12, 2006 -- It was revealed today that American fighting star Brock Lesnar has reached an agreement to compete in the FEG-produced Hero's mixed martial arts series. Lesnar attended the University of Minnesota on a wrestling scholarship and took the 2000 National Collegiate Athletic Association title before making the move to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he captured the World Championship Belt.
LAS VEGAS, August 10, 2006 -- The season's major international tournaments are done and the stage is set for the K-1 World Grand Prix '06, when this year's top fighters and last year's finalists go head-to-head at the Final Elimination in September at the Osaka Dome.
TOKYO, August 5, 2006 -- Kazushi Sakubara mounted a tremendous comeback to win his Light Heavyweight bout and Defending K-1 World GP Champion made short work of his Superfight opponent today in the Middleweight & Light Heavyweight Hero's World Championship Tournament at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.
MMA News Written by by F. Machado - Picture: K-1 promotions
Friday, 04 August 2006
After Shooto Kingpin Alexandre Pequeno was defeated in the first phase of the Hero's Lightweight 2005 GP held on July 6, at Yoyogi National Stadium, in Tokyo, the Brazilians were confident in the only Brazilian in the competition, 4x BJJ world champion, Royler Gracie. Gracie stepped up into the second round after beating Kiuma Kunioku, but those dreams ended tragically as he was KO'd by Japanese slugger Norifumi Yamamoto. The Brazilian dreams of having a lightweight champion in Japan were over.
SAPPORO, July 30, 2006-- Brazilian Kyokushin Karate fighter Glaube Feitosa used his fists to score a late down and vanquish Seidokaikan stylist Musashi of Japan in the Main Event today at the K-1 Revenge 2006 WGP in Sapporo.
SAPPORO, July 29, 2006-- It is a hot summer in Japan. In the country's northernmost metropolis, Sapporo, residents are crowding the beer gardens, chugging back frosty suds to drown the stifling heat. This Sunday afternoon, some 10,000 people will pour into Sapporo's Makomanai Ice Hockey Arena -- host venue for the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics. Then things will heat up even more -- as K-1's hottest fighters step into the ring with fire in their eyes -- angry men, bent on revenge.
AMSTERDAM, May 13, 2006 -- Swiss karate stylist Bjorn Bregy scored three KO victories to win the Event Tournament; while American fighter Bob Sapp went AWOL from his Superfight with Ernesto Hoost at tonight's K-1 Europe Grand Prix '06.
Kazushi Sakuraba, a man that is known as being the most popular MMA fighter and Pro wrestler in Japan has left the Pride organization to compete for the K-1 Heroes event. It comes as a shock to many as Sakuraba and Pride have gone hand in hand since Pride 2, and his MMA career has spanned over 30 Pride events!
TOKYO, May 3, 2005 -- Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto scored the fastest KO in Hero's history in the Main Event at the fightsports' Yoyogi Olympic Stadium mixed martial arts event today. Hero's is a production of FEG, with bouts contested under a set of rules which permit both striking and grappling.
TOKYO, April 5, 2006 -- The four K-1 World Max Champions all emerged victorious tonight in the World Max Final Elimination '06 at the Yoyogi Olympic Stadium in downtown Tokyo. The seven-bout card featured elite World Max fighters in a one-match elimination tournament. The winners -- along with an eighth to be named for exceptional fighting spirit -- advance to the World Max Final at the Yokohama Arena this June 30.